Luke Thomas on how great it is to become a young Leicester star

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Leicester City’s English defender Luke Thomas (Photo by KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Foxes left-back Luke Thomas explains just how wonderful it is to become a young star at Premier League club Leicester City.

Thomas was born in Syston, Leicestershire, which makes him a local lad, and nowadays he is a local hero. And the Leicester defender has significant ambitions; this was outlined by the 20-year-old ahead of last week’s loss to Chelsea where he vowed to learn from and attempt to ‘shut down’ prominent England opposite numbers Ben Chilwell and Reese James.

Side note: yes I have had to concede how good Chilwell is with the Blues. It seriously annoyed me – still to this day, to be honest – that the wingback protected his transfer to London by playing tentatively for the east Midlanders in the final part of his tenure on Filbert Way.

So, for Thomas to aim as highly as the Pensioners pair feels like absolutely the correct contemporary idols.

While the impending return of flying fullback James Justin may curtail the former’s rise at King Power Stadium, the LCFC Academy graduate is content to work hard at his craft and is thrilled to be in the position he is. Which he himself detailed recently:

“Obviously the FA Cup final was the best day of my life easily.

“To lift that trophy [the FA Cup] there is no better feeling, then to win it for a team that you’ve supported all of your life, it’s even better.

“I’m a Leicester lad, I grew up as a Leicester lad. I used to go to the games when I was younger and watch all of the players and learn from them…

“The club for me was more nerve-wracking with me supporting them, I didn’t want to let the team that I supported down. I’m a boyhood Leicester fan.”

– Luke Thomas, Leicester Mercury

Next up Europe for struggling Leicester City

Legia Warsaw are the upcoming visitors to take on the east Midlands side at KPS. Leicester are on a bad run of form, as I’m sure you are aware, with performances as well as stubborn managerial choices proving more worrying than the poor results.

Leicester must defeat the Polish team on Thursday in order to maintain their Europa League status this season. The Blue Army is becoming increasingly pessimistic about the likelihood of victory in any games; clean sheets for the defence and goalkeeper are now a distant memory. Let’s hope the LCFC team can turn this lacklustre period around – and fast!